This weekend saw another of the rare Davis blizzards blowing through, with plenty of snow being dumped all around station. It started out fairly calm on Saturday, but all day Sunday through to Monday night saw average wind speeds of 54 knots (100km/hr) with a maximum gust of 83 knots (154km/hr). As you can expect, this kept most people indoors for the weekend providing a great excuse to catch up on some TV/ movies, organizing pictures or just sitting around chatting.
At certain times though, some expeditioners are required to get out to the other buildings and take observations, e.g. Team Dieso and the Bureau of Meteorology guys. Just a simple task of getting from one building to another can be difficult and time consuming due to the high winds, blowing snow and very low visibility during a blizz.
Once the blizz settles, it’s time to start clearing snow from the doors, decks and roads. This is mostly done with machinery, but there are times when the surgical precision of a shovel is required.